Yesterday, in part 1 of this tip, we helped you select the right security camera for your home. Now it’s time to get everything set up
Test Your Equipment
Like any new piece of equipment, it is important to test it before setting it up completely. Check all of your equipment — such as cameras, cables, outlets, and any apps for your smart device — by plugging them in and turning them on.
Mount Your Cameras
Now that you’re sure all of your equipment works, mount your wireless security camera in the location you want monitored. Your security camera may be able to stand on a shelf, but it might need adhesive pads or magnets to stick to a wall or ceiling. However, if you want to securely hang your camera from the highest-viewpoint possible, it’s best to mount it in place.
- Hold your camera in its desired location with one hand.
- With a pencil, mark where the screws should go.
- Use a screwdriver or drill to fix the camera in place
Connect Your Cameras
Many wireless cameras can connect to an app on your smart device, making setup extremely quick and simple. In order to safely connect your security camera with your smart device, make sure your home network is secure and that you use a unique router identifier and Wi-Fi password.
When possible, customize the password for your security camera to add an additional layer of protection. Once you’ve taken these steps, the app will help you finish setting up your security camera system.
Add Finishing Touches
If your security camera doesn’t use batteries, tuck away any exposed cords. This will make sure no one trips on them and that they aren’t chewed on by your pets.
You have now successfully set up your DIY security camera system. You can rest easy tonight knowing that your home, belongings, and loved ones are safer and more secure.